During the spinal cord simulation trial period, the transmitter sends electrical pulses to the electrical contacts near the spinal cord.
Pain management is designed to treat chronic pain and allow a person to live a full, enjoyable life. Pain management requires a person's dedication, commitment, and knowledge in order to achieve the best results. It can be a great alternative to back pain surgery. It's important to understand the differences between non-invasive non-drug pain management (e.g. exercise), pain management (e.g. pain medications and anti-depressants), and invasive pain management (e.g. injections).
Implantable pain management systems may help to provide pain relief if medication and physical therapy are unsuccessful.
Nerve blocks are injections of an anesthetic directly in the region of an affected painful nerve. The goal of nerve blocks is to interrupt the transmission of pain from a nerve to the brain.
TENS therapy is a popular form of electrotherapy used to alleviate neck and back pain, diabetic nerve pain, and fibromyalgia pain.
Treatment for neuropathic pain focuses on correcting the underlying cause of pain or alleviating symptoms if no cause can be found.
Rechargeable spinal cord stimulators may be an option for people who have continued to experience chronic back or neck pain after several months of nonsurgical treatment.
Spinal cord stimulation can help alleviate pain for people who have failed back surgery syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, chronic neck and back pain, and several other conditions.